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March 14, 2013, 9:10 PM

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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Beats The Best With 5-inch, 1080p Display, 1.9GHz Processor, Gesture Controls And A Q2 2013 Release  —  As if it could be any other way, the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S 4 is Samsung's, and perhaps even Android's, best phone yet.  In fact, it very well may be the best smartphone on the market, period.
BBC:
Eye-tracking Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone unveiled  —  The smartphone detects when fingers are hovered over the screen  —  Samsung has launched a smartphone which allows users to control its 5in (12.5cm) screen using only their eyes.  —  The Galaxy S4 follows on from last year's S3 …
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed:
Reuters Social Media Editor Indicted For Allegedly Conspiring With Anonymous  —  If convicted, Reuters' deputy social media editor Matthew Keys faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each of his three counts.  —  It was announced today by the Department of Justice that Matthew Keys …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Reuters ‘investigating’ Matthew Keys after ‘Anonymous’ indictment  —  Thomson Reuters is ‘investigating’ the federal indictment against social media editor Matthew Keys, which charges him with allegedly conspiring with members of the hacker group “Anonymous” to hack into the Los Angeles Times.
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Working on Incorporating the Hashtag  —  Facebook Inc. is getting ready to take on a symbol of rival Twitter: the hashtag.  —  Facebook is working on incorporating the hashtag, one of Twitter Inc.'s most iconic markers, into its service, said people familiar with the matter.
Digg Blog:
We're Building A Reader  —  Like many of you, we were dismayed to learn that Google will be shutting down its much-loved, if under-appreciated, Google Reader on July 1st.  Through its many incarnations, Google Reader has remained a solid and reliable tool for those who want to ensure …
The Official Google translate blog:
Never Forget a Useful Phrase Again - Introducing Phrasebook for Google Translate  —  Your knowledge of a language is largely determined by how well you can say the right things at the right time.  But with so many useful phrases out there, it can be hard to keep track of them all, let alone recall them when needed.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Releases OS X 10.8.3 With Mac App Store Gift Card Camera Redemption and Boot Camp Enhancements  —  Following Tuesday's seed of the latest beta, Apple today released OS X 10.8.3 to the public.  The update brings several enhancements including support for camera redemption of gift cards …
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
Facebook ends love affair with CISPA cybersecurity bill  —  Authors of cybersecurity bill criticized for privacy invasions used Facebook's enthusiasm to attract political support in D.C. Now the company's execs have backed away from CISPA.  —  Facebook once lauded a controversial information …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft blames overheating datacenter for 16-hour Outlook outage  —  Microsoft's outlook.com webmail service suffered 16-hour long issues yesterday after a firmware upgrade at the company's datacenter went wrong.  In a blog post detailing the outage, Microsoft reveals some customers …
Paul Graham / Y Combinator:
The Handshake Deal Protocol  —  Silicon Valley runs on handshake deals.  A handshake deal is a verbal commitment to a transaction.  The actual transaction comes later, when documents are signed and money changes hands.  —  Why do we need handshake deals?  Why not just wait till the actual transaction?
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Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Netflix Chief Product Officer: expect 4K streaming within a year or two  —  Neil Hunt talks site outages, streaming 4k, and the company's gold mine of user data  —  Neil Hunt is likely the most important Netflix executive that nobody's ever heard of.  While everyone in tech media knows CEO Reed Hastings …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
The Bing operating system: Microsoft bets on deep search integration to beat Google  —  ‘We believe typing in a search box is not going to be the model going forward.’  —  “A massive transformation of search as a product is playing out in very profound ways,” says Microsoft's Bing chief, Qi Lu.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Why Build a Cheaper iPhone?  Because It's Stupid Not To.  —  Apple needs to finish up development of the low-cost iPhone it has been working on for the past few years, and bring the device to market now.  Because to do otherwise is utterly illogical.  There's simply far too much revenue at stake.
Jordan Novet / GigaOM:
Facebook tweaks its algorithms to improve Graph Search; comment search coming  —  Facebook is trying to improve the algorithms and expand the reach of its Graph Search function.  Sriram Sankar, engineering manager on the social network's search infrastructure team, detailed its plans in a blog post the company published on Thursday.

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